TOUCHED BY LYME: Lyme advocates use Facebook to make global statement
When Liz Schmitz, of the Georgia Lyme Disease Association, used Facebook to locate other Lyme advocacy groups, she not only found scores of them in the United States, but a significant number in other countries. Among nations she found represented on Facebook are Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Norway and South Africa.
“Facebook is a powerful networking tool,” says Liz, “and Lyme advocates from around the world are using it to disseminate information and share experiences.” She found different kinds of groups, working in various ways. Some advocate for patients, hold support meetings, organize political demonstrations, or raise money for research.
She has posted links to these international groups on the Georgia Lyme Disease Association webpage, encouraging others to show global support by becoming fans of these groups.
Click here to visit the Facebook page of the Georgia Lyme Disease Association and find links to these international groups.